Man charged with hate crime for assaulting gays in Kamas

Oct 19 2012 - 9:44am

Images

Travis Gentry (Police photo)
Travis Gentry (Police photo)

KAMAS -- A Summit County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people after finding them in a same-sex romantic encounter.

Summit County deputies say they responded to reports of a fight in Kamas on Wednesday evening. They found three people with cuts and bruises, and ended up arresting 40-year-old Travis Gentry on suspicion of a hate crime assault.

Authorities say the two alleged victims and Gentry were acquaintances who were working together on Gentry's property.

Deputies say Gentry found the two other people in a romantic encounter inside a utility shed before allegedly assaulting them.

Officials say Gentry used derogatory slang to refer to the victims, leading them to believe he assaulted them based on their sexual orientation.

 

 

From Around the Web

  +